Let me share a bit about myself. I have been working in social services for the past 5 years. I previously worked in the private sector and was feeling very unfulfilled. While on maternity leave with my third child, I decided it was time for a change. After struggling with my own mental health issues in the postpartum period I decided I wanted to help others who struggle with mental health issues. I returned to school where I obtained my Social Service Worker diploma and at the same time I earned my certificate in Addictions Studies from McMaster University. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have also completed training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. Since graduating over 5 years ago, I have worked in Mental Health and Addictions counselling. I have also worked on my own personal development, focusing on mindfulness and meditation. I love running, playing team sports and reading as my go-to self-care activities.
I believe that all of my professional and counselling experience combined with my personal journey with my own mental health have shaped me into the non-judgemental and compassionate counsellor that I am today.